Buying smarter and taxing the full cost of products on corporations would go a long way toward reducing waste.
“Outsmart Waste,” by Tom Szaky, challenges us to look at waste in a different way and transform it from useless trash to a useful resource.
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There is already a model for taxing companies for the waste their products produce in the way that we tax cigarettes. Anywhere from $0.17 per pack in Missouri to $4.35 per pack in New York is collected to help offset the costs incurred by hospitals treating people who develop lung cancer.
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Living the most sustainable lifestyle possible would require you to not buy new belongings and reuse the waste you create.